Sunday, February 12, 2012

Beetroot Dates Halwa

Beetroot Dates Halwa, beetroot halwa with the sweetness of dates. Microwave version ready in less than 20 mins. 
For stove-top version follow the carrot halwa recipe by substituting beets-dates instead of carrots.


  • Beetroot - 2 
  • Dates (seedless) - 10
  • Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Sweetened condensed milk - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Ghee/Clarified butter - 1-1/2 tbsp
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add 1/2 tbsp ghee with cashew nuts and microwave in for 2 mins, till cashew nuts turn golden brown and set aside
  2. In same bowl add remaining ghee with grated beetroot, finely chopped dated and stir to coat ghee evenly
  3. Microwave for 4 to 5 mins by stirring it once in between till the raw smell of beetoot subsides
  4. Now add milk and condensed milk to the bowl and mix well
  5. Microwave for 8 to 10 mins by stirring it 2 or 3 times in between till the beetroots are cooked
  6. Finely add powdered cardamom and mix well 
  7. Garnish with fried cashews and serve hot

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